What is the Panel?
We are an independent statutory body, set up to represent the interests of consumers in the development of policy for the regulation of financial services.Â
We work to advise and challenge the FCA from the earliest stages of its policy development to ensure they take into account the consumer interest.
The Panel also takes a keen interest in broader issues for consumers in financial services where it believes it can help achieve beneficial change/outcomes for consumers.
Since the Panel was established in 1998, we believe the Panel has helped deliver significant, positive benefits for consumers.Â We support the FCA where we believe policies can help consumers and challenge the FCA forcefully when we feel consumers would be disadvantaged.
Members of the Panel are recruited through a process of open competition and encompass a broad range of relevant expertise and experience.
How we work for consumers
Find out how we work for consumers and other organisations to represent the interest of consumer
What we've done for consumers
As an indication of our work in the past, see some examples of areas where the Panel has taken a strong line in the debate